We had a staggering 293 DNA (did not attend) appointments with our Nursing Team for the month of December. Time is our most precious resource and we have very sadly lost 3445 minutes (57 hours and 42 minutes).
If you are unable to keep your planned nurse appointment or blood test please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient.
This can be done very quickly and easily by texting the word CANCEL to the number given on your text appointment confirmation.
Time is our most precious resource, please help us to help our patients.

COVID Booster clinics

Clinics are now being held at the surgery for COVID boosters.

You can book an your appointment online if you are over 18 years of age, with a 91 day period since your 2nd vaccination.
We have some appointments available on Saturday December 18th, Sunday December 19th, Monday December 20th, Tuesday December 21st and Thursday December 23rd.
We have been sending invitations by text message, click on the link, enter your date of birth and amend the clinics to the dates instructed in the text. You will be able to choose a time and confirm the booking. This will avoid unnecessary waiting times on our phones lines.
If, however, you have issues with this, please contact the surgery in the afternoon at our quieter telephone times.
If you are eligible for a flu vaccine but haven't had this at the time of the COVID clinic we can give this at the same time.  

Community Cafe

A new local Community Cafe  starts on Friday October 22nd 10-11.30am and will run every 2 weeks at Rumbletums in Kimberley

Into Twitter?

Why not follow Nottingham West Primary Care Network for the latest local updates on health and wellbeing?

The NHS COVID PASS for travel from England is available via the NHS App

Please take a look at this link for more information

Energy Advice

Green Doctor Nottingham offer FREE energy advice via a home visit or phone consultation depending on people's requirements, please see the link for more information or to refer into this service Green Doctor

Over the last couple of months we have noticed an increase in the aggression and use of abusive language our staff are receiving.

We would like to remind our patients that we are working very hard to meet the needs of all our patients and any form of aggression, abuse or use of bad language towards our team will not be tolerated.

If you are unhappy or have any concerns we would request that these are raised in the appropriate manner. 

Thank you. Contact us here.

From July 19th, the EPCC Team will continue to wear face masks, and other PPE as required, to protect our patients and our colleagues and prevent possible infections.

We politely request that patients coming into the surgery continue to wear a mask also please.

Easy Read NHS England Newsletter

The latest NHS England Newsletter in an easy read format (under Clinics & Services/Learning Disability Resources) contains information on:

  • The coronavirus
  • The coronavirus vaccine
  • Who should have a keyworker

Church Walk and Church Street Sites

Our doors are now open and so there is now no need to ring the bell beforehand, but we do still need to manage footfall in the surgery to keep everyone safe. Can we please ask that you do not arrive too early for your appointment and use the external prescription request box at the side of the Church Walk site instead of bringing this to reception.

Accessing GP Services

Patients requiring GP services should contact the Surgery by telephoning 01773 304700. 

The receptionist will ask the patient to provide a few basic details regarding the nature of the call and, if appropriate, put the patient on a GP’s triage list. This information is to help the GP prioritise the patients’ needs. 

The GP will telephone the patient (usually the same day, depending on the urgency and timing of the request). Up to 2 telephone attempts will made. Patients should have their telephone close by so as to avoid missing the call. The caller ID will be from a private/unknown caller.

The GP will ask the patient questions and determine the course of treatment. This may be the GP booking a face-to-face appointment with a GP, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, a Practice Pharmacist, a Nurse or another clinician. It could also be providing advice over the phone, issuing a prescription, or making a referral to another service for tests and/or investigations.

 Covid 19 Survivors Group organised by Self Help UK  and moulded by its members


Eastwood Primary Care Centre offers a professional and caring service to our 19,600 patients, utilising the skills and enthusiasm of our team members we aim to provide efficient, accessible, friendly and high quality family health care.

We currently have 2 sites, the Church Street site is the Urgent Care Centre for issues that require attention on the day and the Church Walk site is the Planned Care Centre for pre-bookable routine appointments. Staff and clinicians work across both sites.

Our team of clinicians consist of General Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Phlebotomists who are all working together to meet the changing demands of primary care.

Our Advanced Clinical Practitioners are experienced clinicians who can assess, diagnose and treat patients, prescribing when indicated and referring for specialist opinions if necessary.

As we are a GP training practice we are involved in the teaching and training of doctors at different stages of their careers, these are GP Registrars.  They are qualified doctors who are engaged in their Postgraduate Training Programme with us at Eastwood Primary Care Centre.

When seeing one of these doctors you may be asked for your consent to video the consultation.  This is part of the doctors' training and is only ever used for teaching and training purposes.

We are also involved in medical student teaching.  As part of their training they are required to see patients.  If you agree to see a Medical Student, they are supervised by a GP from the practice who will oversee your treatment.


Dr Kelvin Kuok Jin Lim (m)

LimMB BS (NOTTINGHAM) 1986 BMed Sci (Hons) 1984 MRCGP 1991

Dr Lim is our Clinical Lead for respiratory conditions, heart failure & chronic heart disease, pain and acupuncture.  Dr Lim holds special clinics for acupuncture, an appointment for this may be offered to you after discussing this with Dr Lim.  

Dr Lim is the Caldicott Guardian for Eastwood Primary Care Centre    

Dr Subramaniam Sivan (m)

sivanMB BS (INDIA) 1993 LRCP (Edin) LRCS (Edin) LRCP & S (Glas) 1994                             

Dr Sivan is the Clinical Lead for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease.

Dr Mark Jonathan Dickson (m)

markMBChB 1992  MRCGP 1996  DRCOG 1995  DCCH 1995

Dr Mark Dickson is the Clinical Lead for Hypertension, Prostate Cancer, and Mental Health Problems. 

Dr Dickson is also the Clinical Pharmacist Lead and Lead in Education, along with Dr Paul Scullard.

As well as routine consultations Dr Dickson can offer appointments for toe nail surgery and joint injections. 

Dr Dickson is a GP Trainer. We have GP Registrars at the practice who practice under the doctors supervision.

Dr Hersad M Vaghela (m)


Dr Vaghela is the Clinical Lead for Minor Surgery, Hypothyroidism, Rheumatology, Quality Outcomes Framework and Summarising and Recalls.

Dr Vaghela also carries out joint injection treatments at the practice.  

Dr Thankam Reshmi Dickson (f)

MB ChB (LEEDS) 1992 MRCGP 1999 DRCOG 1998 DFSRH 2011Dr Thankam Dickson

Dr Reshmi is the Clinical Lead for Family Planning, Palliative Care and Learning Disability.  She also has a special interest in Gynaecology and Dermatology and can perform dermoscopy and skin biopsy.  

As well as routine consultations, Dr Reshmi is able to offer appointments for minor surgery and implant fits/removals for family planning.

Dr Paul Scullard (m)

BMedSci (Nottingham) BM BS MRCGP DCH DRCOG 2005Dr Paul Scullard

Dr Paul Scullard is the Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Primary Prevention and Prescribing. 

Dr Scullard is also the Clinical Pharmacist Lead and Lead in Education, along with Dr Mark Dickson.

Dr Scullard is Clinical Lead for the Primary Care Network in the North of Broxtowe covering Eastwood, Kimberley, Giltbrook and Newthorpe.

Dr Nicole Atkinson (f)

BMedSci (Nottingham) 2002 BM DS DRCOGDr Nicole Atkinson photo

Dr Atkinson is the South Notts Integrated Care Provider Partnership Clinical Lead and also Nottingham & Notts Integrated Care System Clinical Lead

Dr Beth Homer (f)

BMBS 2008 (Nottingham) BMedSci, DRCOG, MRCGPDr Beth Homer photo

Dr Homer is the Clinical Lead for Safeguarding, Stroke, Epilepsy and Neurology. She is also the Screening Lead for Cytology (smears), Bowel and Breast.

Dr Syed Zaidi (m)

MB BS 2004 (Karachi)     Aug 2008Dr Syed Zaidi photo

Dr Syed is the Clinical Lead for frailty and osteoporosis.

Dr Summer Scullard (f)

BM BS 2005 (Nottingham)ss

Dr Summer Scullard is the Clinical Lead for Sepsis at the practice.

Dr Scullard is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches at the University of Nottingham Medical School.

Dr Jennifer Dickinson (f)

MB ChB 2007 (Edinburgh)  Dr Jenny Dickinson photo

Dr Sophie Helena Walker (f)

Dr S Walker photoBM BS 2014 (Nottingham) BMedSci  MRCGP  DFSRH  DRCOG

Dr Sophie Walker runs a monthly contraceptive implant and coil clinic at the practice.

Dr Sarah Hamer (f)

Photo of Dr HamerMA(Oxon), BM BS(Hons) (Nottingham), MRCP, MRCGP, DFSRH.             

Dr Hamer has particular interests in women’s health and skin diseases.

Stephanie Bowler (f)

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

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